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Red Nose Day 24th March 2017

Dear Parents/Carers,

On Friday 24th March 2017 it will be Comic Relief Red Nose Day. To celebrate and raise money, we would like all pupils to come into school wearing something red. We are asking children to bring in a £1 coin which their class teacher will then collect.

Also on Friday 24th March 2017, we will also be selling red noses for an additional cost of £1 each and these will be available on a first come first served basis from your child’s teacher.

We hope to have lots of fun and laughter on this day.

Thank you for your continued support.

Yours faithfully,

Ms. K. Magee
Trust Pastoral Leader

Reception Pirate Day

Dear Parents,

Next week Reception will be learning all about pirates in school. Please send your child to school dressed as a pirate on Wednesday 15th March. Please don't go to any expense (jeans and a t-shirt would be lovely), as they will be making their accessories at school on the day.

Thank you for your support

The Reception Team

Dyslexia Meeting

Dear Parents/ Carers,

Since joining Highfield J & I School, many parents have contacted me to find out more about Dyslexia. Therefore, I have invited our Pupil and School Support teacher, Emma Foster, to visit on Wednesday 15th March at 9.00 in order to deliver a parent information session about Dyslexia. Emma will share a short presentation and then we will both be available to answer any questions that you may have.

I hope to see you on Wednesday 15th March. The session will take place in the Infant hall.

Yours faithfully

Mrs A Hazeldine
Assistant Headteacher -- Inclusion

Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 Tests 2017

Courtesy of Michael Tidd, here are two short videos explaining the Key Stage 1 National Curriculum tests for parents of Year 2 pupils and the Key Stage 2 National Curriculum tests for parents of Year 6 pupils.

Literacy Week – Year 5

Dear Parents,

As part of literacy week, Year 5 will be learning about the works of J K Rowling.  The children will be studying the books and partaking in various tasks.  We will be focusing on the writing and characters of the Harry Potter books.On Tuesday 28th February children will have the opportunity to watch the film ‘Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone’ in school.  The film is rated as a ‘PG’ and therefore we require parental consent for your child to view it.

Please complete the consent form that your child should have brought home and return it to your child’s class teacher by Friday 17th February.

Thank you for your continued support.

Yours faithfully,

Mrs Ashford
Year 5 Group Leader

Literacy Week

Dear Parents,

We have an exciting first week back at Highfield, after half term, as it is Literacy week. During this week, the pupils will be carrying out a range of lessons that incorporate Writing, Reading, Art and Drama activities. As part of Literacy week there are some great opportunities for your child to develop their love for reading.

BOOK FAIR
This will take place on Tuesday 28th February and Wednesday 1st March. Parents are invited to come to the Junior Hall between 3.15 - 4.00 to look at and purchase a range of texts for your children. If you are attending, please try to bring some change with you for when you are purchasing texts. Your child will receive a flyer with details of texts that are available and also a £1.00 book token to use at the fair.

DRESSING UP FOR WORLD BOOK DAY
Thursday 2nd March is World Book day. The pupils are invited to come to school dressed up as a book character of their choice. Please support your child with taking part in this.

Read more: Literacy Week

Snow procedures

Dear Parents,

We would appreciate it if you could take a couple of minutes to read this letter with regard to the procedures we will follow if severe weather is expected.

FIRSTLY: Please DO NOT phone the school to ask if it is closed. Previous experience has shown that this significantly impacts on our reception and prevents us from answering your calls or dealing with any other enquiries.

LOCAL RADIO STATIONS: These will be informed as early as possible and they will broadcast regular updates. We advise that you listen to these stations at regular intervals. You can also check the radio stations websites for school closures.

WEBSITE: The school website will be updated with a message on the front screen informing you if school is CLOSED. Our website address is: www.hifield.bham.sch.uk

TEXT MESSAGE: You will also receive a text message informing you if school is closed. However, we can only do this if your contact details are up to date. If you are in doubt or have recently changed your details, please fill in the form on the reverse and return it to the main office as soon as possible.

SEVERE WEATHER DURING THE SCHOOL DAY: Again, PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE SCHOOL, if the decision is taken during the school day to close due to severe weather, you will be contacted by TEXT and failing this we will telephone you using the contact numbers you have supplied.

Please understand that the school will not automatically close if it is snowing and children will be expected to attend school as normal.

Thank you for your on-going support and co-operation in this matter.

Mr. A. Knibbs
Acting Head of School

February Half Term

Dear parents,

School closes for the half term holiday for all children on Friday 17th February at 3.15pm. On Monday 27th February, we will be holding a training session for all members of staff. 
Therefore, school will reopen for pupils on Tuesday 28th February at 8.50am.

Thank you for your ongoing support

Yours sincerely,
Mrs Davies (Deputy Headteacher)